Dortmund: One goal and a lot of emotion for Haaland’s departure

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland played his last match against Borussia Dortmund against Hertha Berlin (2-1) on the 34th and final day of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Applauded by supporters and far ahead, he aimed for the draw. It was his last match with the Ruhr club before leaving for Manchester City.

End clap for Erling Haaland. This time around, the thrill of the Norwegian rift in Dortmund seems to have come to an end. Two and a half years after coming from RB Salzburg in January 2020, the 21-year-old striker played his last match with Borussia on Saturday against Hertha Berlin (2-1) on the occasion of the 34th and last day. Bundesliga. Given the overwhelming enthusiasm he received from the “Yellow Wall” at Signal Iduna Park before kick-off, his supporters did not blame him for joining Manchester City the following season.

Dortmund also said goodbye to Vitselo

As a parting gift, Haaland couldn’t help but shake the net one last time. This was done after hours of play on penalties (1-1, 68th). Equals goal for the Norwegian who did not celebrate his 62nd goal in 67 games at the German Championships. The feeling would be for the 90th minute, the moment Marco Rose chose to release his star. Warmly applauded by his colleagues and the public, Hollande was deeply moved by these signs of affection. He leaves the club with one German Cup (2021) and a total of 85 goals in 88 games in all competitions (23 assists).

During a decidedly very emotional afternoon, Borussia Dortmund also bid adieu to Axel Witsel. The Belgian midfielder was out of contract and will not be retained. Finally, it was also sporting director Michael Zork’s last game at the club for 44 years. Celebrated by supporters with a huge tifo, the 59-year-old leader shed some tears. Second place in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund will play in the Champions League next season.

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